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Scandi broadcasters buy World Cup doc

Sweden´s SVT, Finland’s YLE, and Denmark’s DR have acquired World Cup documentary special Mata Mata. Mata Mata (which translates as ‘Kill-Kill’, the Brazilian term for a knockout match) was originally produced by F24 Film for German pubcaster ARD. It follows three talented Brazilian soccer players – Danilo, Thiago and Dante – in the three years […]

BBC takes Agatha Christie rights

UK public broadcaster the BBC has won UK rights to Agatha Christie and has announced two new drama adaptations of the famous author’s works. BBC One will air new versions of murder mysteries And Then There Were None and Partners in Crime. Red Arrow-owned UK-based producer Endor will make the six-episode Partners in Crime adaptation […]

News brief: Red Arrow cuts TV movie deal with Canada’s V

French-language Canadian broadcaster V has inked a deal with distributor Red Arrow International for a raft of Larry Levinson TV movies. Levinson Productions has made over 200 TV movies for the major US broadcast and cable nets. The Canadian deal is an extension of an existing agreement between V and Red Arrow, which reps the […]

UK factual prodco Nerd TV opens LA office, staffs up

UK independent producer Nerd TV is opening an LA production office having recently won several US series and pilot commissions. Nerd said it is developing three pilots for US channels. These come in addition to a commission earlier this year from OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network for Dogfellas (WT), a fact-ent series about a mobster […]

Endor working up a trio of Neil Gaiman projects

UK production company Endor is working on a handful of projects with cult author Neil Gaiman. The company has previously alluded to the fact it is developing projects with the cult writer and graphic novels author and screenwriter. Company founder Hilary Bevan Jones told TBI that Endor and Gaiman are focused on three particular projects, […]

Cable sparks a US indie M&A frenzy

The international media groups that previously drove rounds of M&A activity among indies in the UK and Europe are now focused on acquisitions in the US as the cable sector and unscripted business boom. John Hazelton looks at who’s buying what, where opportunity lies and asks who’ll be next on to board the consolidation gravy […]

Red Arrow launching Dustin Hoffman show in Cannes

Red Arrow will launch the much-anticipated one-off drama Esio Trot at MIPCOM. The TV movie is an adaptation of the eponymous Roald Dahl novel and is being made by Richard Curtis (Love Actually). In the UK the film, which stars Dustin Hoffman and Dame Judy Dench, will be on BBC One. It is being made […]

Dining with the Enemy format goes international

Nordic World has sealed the first international deals for local versions of edgy cooking format Dining with the Enemy. The distributor, which represents the key broadcasters from the Nordic region, sells the TV2 Norway and Gry Winther-produced format internationally. The show has a well-known war correspondent and a top chef host a meal for two […]

News brief: Belgian dating app deal for Red Arrow

SBS Belgium-owned broadcaster VIJF has acquired a Facebook-based dating application from Red Arrow International. The app will run alongside VIJF’s upcoming dating show Singl3s, which launches next month. It was developed by Screenz, the joint venture transmedia company run by Israeli broadcaster Keshet and digital content group The Box. In Israel it has generated 10 […]

ITV orders more ‘Benidorm Bastards’

ITV has ordered a second series of Off Their Rockers, the senior citizen hidden-camera series based on the hit Benidorm Bastards format. The show was created by Belgian indie Shelter for local broadcaster 2BE and the format is distributed by Red Arrow International. The UK version was originally developed for UK pubcaster the BBC by […]